Hookworms return with their first project in three years, available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.
Microshift marks a seismic shift in the Leeds band's sound, dynamic, songwriting and production, whilst still bearing all the ferocious energy, intricate musicianship and bruised but beautiful song-craft of the previous releases which have quietly made them one of the UK's most revered young bands. This is the band's third studio album technically but arguably the first in which the studio has been central to its creation.
Radiant, immersive and teeming with light, but still heavy and forceful - the music on Microshift acts as a very deliberate counter to some of the difficult topics the album's lyrics address. Death, disease, heartbreak, body image and even natural disaster are all present here but the overall effect these songs achieve is euphoric catharsis.
Hookworms will be performing & signing instore at Rough Trade East - Friday, 9th February and Rough Trade Bristol - Saturday, 10th February.
CD - Spined 'mini LP' wallet and printed inner sleeve.
LP - 3mm spined outer sleeve. Black 180 Gram heavyweight vinyl. Printed inner sleeve. Download card.
LP+ - 3mm spined outer sleeve. Printed PVC outer sleeve. Black 180 Gram heavyweight vinyl. Printed inner sleeve. Download card.